Chersonese

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Chersonese

(kûrsōnēs`) or

Chersonesus

(–nē`səs) [Gr.,=peninsula], name applied in ancient geography to several regions. See CrimeaCrimea
, Rus. and Ukr. Krym, peninsula and republic (1991 est. pop. 2,363,000), c.10,000 sq mi (25,900 sq km), SE Europe, linked with the mainland by the Perekop Isthmus. The peninsula is bounded on the S and W by the Black Sea.
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 (Chersonesus Taurica or Scythia); Gallipoli PeninsulaGallipoli Peninsula,
Lat. Chersonesus Thracica, narrow peninsula, c.50 mi (80 km) long, W Turkey, extending southwestward between the Aegean Sea and the Dardanelles. The port of Gallipoli gives it its name.
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 (Chersonesus Thracica); Malay PeninsulaMalay Peninsula
, southern extremity (c.70,000 sq mi/181,300 sq km) of the continent of Asia, lying between the Andaman Sea of the Indian Ocean and the Strait of Malacca on the west and the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea on the east. It stretches south for c.
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 (Chersonesus Aurea); JutlandJutland
, Dan. Jylland, Ger. Jütland, peninsula, c.250 mi (400 km) long and up to 110 mi (177 km) wide, N Europe, comprising continental Denmark and N Schleswig-Holstein state, Germany.
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 (Chersonesus Cimbrica).